‘Captain America: Civil War’ Directors Want to See Solo Black Widow Movie

“We find that the character is one of the richest, if not the richest, character in the Marvel universe,” say Joe and Anthony Russo about Scarlett Johansson’s Marvel character

“Captain America: Civil War” directors Joe and Anthony Russo are giving hope to fans wishing for a Black Widow solo film.

According to Comics Alliance, Joe Russo responded to a question about a potential Black Widow movie, “Oh, yeah, we love that character.” His brother Anthony said, “And we love Scarlett [Johansson].”

“We find that the character is one of the richest, if not the richest, character in the Marvel universe,” Joe added, speaking at a junket in China to promote “Civil War.” “She’s a very complex character. She’s haunted by demons and her understanding of the world is fascinating. I think there is a lot that can be done with that character.”

Johansson’s Black Widow in “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” was a topic of debate earlier this year after co-stars Chris Evans and Jeremy Renner joked during an interview that the character was a “slut” because of allusions to romantic relationships with both Captain America and The Hulk.

Fans were also disturbed by a scene in the film in which Black Widow reveals she was forcibly sterilized. In the scene, she called herself a “monster” because of it, and that outraged some.

In 2014, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige was in the hot seat when he said he would support a female-lead superhero film but didn’t make any solid plans to make a film. According to Time, Marvel Studios also faced criticism when Black Widow wasn’t mentioned at last year’s Comic-Con, and when Marvel erased Wasp — a female founding member of the Avengers team — from both the “Avengers” movies and the upcoming “Ant-Man” film.

The Russos are slated to direct the two-part “Avengers: Infinity War,” the first part being slated for a 2018 release and which will undoubtedly include Black Widow.

She will also be on screen in “Civil War,” opening on May 6. The studio’s first solo adventure for a female superhero will be “Captain Marvel,” scheduled to hit theaters in 2019.


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